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a look at hillary clinton, almost 1 million miles traveled as she served for a president. we will take a look at her ten- year and to wait how she did. she spent her last day in washington today. call us at -- if you want to send this tweet, do so at @cspanwj. we have had people responding to our question on facebook.com/c- span as well. senator kerrey will be sworn in later on today as well. secretary of state clinton spent her last day as secretary of state. the washington post has this headline -- more analysis in the papers, taking a look at the secretary of state. in our time, we are interested in hearing from you. the numbers -- you can treat us @cspanwj or on facebook. weighing in -- michael hobbs saying -- want to join us on the phone? the numbers will be on the screen. indiana, our independent line. caller: good morning. i think she did a pretty good job. she was a good secretary of state. i think she was one of the best we have ever had. host: what can you point to to back that up? caller: we are more respected now around the world and we were during the bush administration.
. others are feared trapped in the rubble. >>> plus, hillary clinton rides off into the sunset. chuck hagel against down right defensive and lions, tigers and bears. "first look" starts right now. >>> good morning. super bowl weekend is here. fans of the ravens and 49ers descend upon new orleans, the town known for the lavish parties is gearing up to throw one of the biggest ever. and there's a lot to look forward to. jay gray is live in new orleans for us. jay, tough assignment. good morning. >> reporter: yeah. i get all the rough ones. good to talk to you this morning. the colors of mardi gras lighting up the dome. comes in the middle of that festival. and a lot of people as you said looking forward to kickoff. but others looking forward to seeing something else. we have a sneak peek at some of what you'll see. >> hey son? have fun tonight. ♪ come on, get happy >> you guys are three minutes late. >> don't be a cloud on our sunny day. >> sir? >> reporter: a lot of fun during the break and action on the field and a very special moment before the game. 26 students from sandyhook elementary
story. jennifer griffin is live at the state department. all of this is falling on sct hillary clinton's last day. >> reporter: in fact, it was an extraordinary scene at the state department just moments ago as secretary of state hillary clinton made her way through the hallways and to the exit where hundreds of state department employees had packed to say goodbye, to hear her final farewell. they cheered. it was a very emotional farewell for the secretary of state. the 67th secretary of state who has now left the building, but as you mentioned, the exit was marred by this attack in turkey on the u.s. embassy earlier in the day. here's what secretary of state hillary clinton said as she left. >> of course, we live in very complex and even dangerous times as we saw again just today at our embassy in ankara where we were attacked and lost one of our foreign service nationals and others injured. >> reporter: secretary of state designate john kerry will be given the oath by supreme court justice sonia sotomayor during a private ceremony, shepard. >> what do we know about the suspect, jenni
to bring you back. >>> plus, live during this hour, you'll see hillary clinton say good-bye in her last moments as america's top diplomat. >>> and super bowl bets. will alicia keys get booed? will jay-z join his wife at halftime. in vegas, it is all up for grabs. >>> here we go. top of the hour. happy friday to you. i'm brooke baldwin. something is happening today that hasn't happened in more than five years. it is great news for a lot of you, of course, saving for retirement or to save a child for college, for example. the stock market is soaring to levels we really haven't seen since 2007 which is all the way back there. checking out the big board with me, it has been a huge day at this moment, two hours away from the closing bell. we are above that 14,000 mark at 14,012. keep in mind that big high, october 9th, 2007, the big high was 14,164. we're close and we're watching it. alison kosik live for me on the floor of the new york stock exchange. alison, a great day, could be an even better day. what you to think our chances are of actually hitting that record, surpassing the record? >
to the state department, where outgoing secretary hillary clinton will deliver remarks on for employees. she officially steps down today. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed by the senate on tuesday to be her replacement. he is expected to be sworn in the day by the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. in the meantime, we will have live coverage of the secretary clinton's earmarks around at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. president obama will honor the recipients of the national medal of science and national medal of technology and innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the u.s. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. you will have it for you later in our program schedule. at the white house, jay carney held his daily briefing, addressing a number of issues including a bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey today. >> does the president considered the attack on our embassy in turkey to be a terrorist attack? >> that is an excellent question a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. i think this is an i
years old. richard socaridies joins us. writer for "new yorker," former aide to president clinton. when i was a kid growing up in long island, mayor koch was almost a mythical figure. >> larger than life. when i grew up in manhattan, he was mayor, and as you said, he was very feisty, said what he thought. new yorkers loved him. he gave new york some tough love. he would say whatever he thought, famous for savering a city from bankruptcy. but also governing at very challenging times, beginning of the aids crisis. a locality of racial tension and diversity. issues of racial tension and diversity in new york. he served during very challenging times, took very controversial positions, no one questioned he loved the city and a fighter for new york always. >> his personality itself, a lot of new yorkers identified itself as the new york personality. someone who loves the city so much. he was a fighter. some of the quotes as we've been reading, talking about his passing. you punch me, i'll punch you back. >> most famous of all, asking how am i doing? and the voters for a long time said very we
, the number is only going in one direction, up. >> a lot of advertising. thank very much. >>> hillary clinton's tenure as the secretary of state officially ended a while ago. her last day on the job, though, was marred by a terror attack. we have the latest details on the u.s. embassy bombing. that's coming up. >>> and how does this sound? senator geraldo rivera? he says he's serious. you're going to hear why. >>> so john kerry officially the secretary of state. he was due to be sworn in just a few minutes ago at a private ceremony over at the state department. he has to deal with a crisis, though, from the first moments that he has taken this new job. a suicide bomber detonated a device outside the united states embassy in turkey's capital earlier today. it killed a turkish security guard. there is no doubt what kind of attack this was. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is an act of terror. it's a terrorist attack. >> this is an individual wearing a suicide vest trying to come into our embassy compound. >> hillary clinton says we live in what she described as complex and da
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to hold the post. i will replace secretary of state hillary clinton whose last day is friday. that is your 5@5:00. >> president obama spelling out his plan to fix the broken immigration system this aftone after they leased their plans. >> the president could end up hurting the cause. peter doocy is live for us in washington this morning with more. >> hi, heather and ainsley. one of the big takeaways from president obama's speech yesterday was that he is happy the bipartisan group of 8 senators come together with a plan to inform the immigration system since their plan is pretty close to his own plan. something the senator and president share as a priorityiss a desire to create a pathway to citizenship. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals here illegally. we all agree these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for immigration reform to work it must be clear there is a pathway to citizenship. >> the pathway to citizenship is tied to tiert pored tighter bor security. he didn't say that in his speech. that's something marco rubio who is part of the grou
clinton as the new secretary of state starting this new tenure on a light note. as the saying goes i have big heels to fill. referencing the fact that he is the first man to hold the post in a long while followed by mrs. clinton and congolese arise before that today was his first day on the job he said the state department safety will be a top priority. everything i do will be focused on the security and the safety of our people we have tough decisions to make but i guarantee i will do everything i can to live up to the high standards that secretary clinton and her team put in place. making phone calls to world leaders. archeologists are now convinced they have found the remains of england's king richard the third scientists compare the dna from the remains to a direct descendant of the king he died in battle in 1485 his remains will not be reburied it is the artist's other work that has some parents up in arms next why they are concerned. free internet access from sea to shining sea a new plan from the s p c and in your medical watch a warning about an increasing number of self- procla
, a political development that might lead you to believe hillary clinton is running in 2016. >>> that is not exactly what we were looking for right there. we were looking for hillary clinton in the departure from the state department yesterday. and her parting words there were to the staffers which ended her four years as secretary of state yesterday. just before john kerry was sworn in to succeed her. as she moves on, "newsweek" proclaims clinton the most powerful woman in american history. in the digital cover story the reporter says "she has shown that women can wield official power and can do so with moral force equal to and in some ways greater than men." well, hillary:ton may become more powerful yet, at least in the hopes of my next guest. just 13 days into president obama's second term and 1,375 days from the 2016 election, two superpacs have already formed to support hillary clinton's potential campaign. and joining me now is the coe founder of the ready for hillary superpac and a member of clinton's 2008 virginia steering committee. thanks for being with me. >> i'm
and telemundo, with less than three days left as secretary of state hillary clinton is bidding farewell to her staff, her supporters and the media. the big question now, what's next? margaret brennan is at the state department. >> reporter: good morning. as hillary clinton says good-bye people want to will she run for president in four years? she said "i've been out of politics as secretary of state. i don't see myself getting back into politics." but will the answer change? she left a group of young people wondering yesterday when she spoke with a responsibility she feels at a global town hall. >> hello. >> reporter: hillary clinton told a global audience that breaking the gender barrier in politics is the cause of her life. >> there is still a double standard and it is a double standard that exists from the trivial, like what you wear to the incredibly serious, like women can't vote women can't run for office women are not supposed to be in the public sphere. >> reporter: it say barrier that she wasn't able to break in 2008, when she lost to democratic nomination
will be confirmed i suspect. >> it is going to be a bumpy ride. in related news, secretary of state hillary clinton leaving office officially today after sounding a warning about civil war in syria. at a sort of exit interview, clinton accused iran of playing an increasingly prominent role directing violence in syria and says that only raises chances of a wider conflict in the middle east. clinton criticized russia for blocking sanctions against syria at the u.n. clinton's successor, john kerry finish his last day as senator with a farewell tour of native massachusetts. he said america's string ength overseas depend on working in a bipartisan way here at home. kerry is sworn in today as the nation's 68th secretary of state. >>> no end in sight to the tense hostage standoff involving a gunman and 5-year-old boy in alabama. police say e dykes is holding the boy in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. only means of communication through a narrow ventilation pipe. the boy is autistic. medication has though been delivered through the pipe and police say jimmy lee dykes grabbed him after shooting
. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obama's cabinet. kerry is in at state, clinton is out. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be hailed as a bipartisan pick, is under fire. senator john kerry takes the oath of office today as secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton who heads off to retirement with a big question still lingering, will she run for president? >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter: senator kerry takes over after cruising through confirmation in the senate. president obama's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. former senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran, took heavy fire from members of his own party for his opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in the country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> well, i'm not going to give you a -- a yes or no answer
for information leading to his arrest. they have a hot line number in the website. coming up hilary clinton's last day as head diplomat of the u.s. state department. what she told the troops. how we celebrate groundhog day. for over 75 years people have saved money with...ohhh... ...with geico... ohhh...sorry! director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh. vo: geico. saving people money for over seventy-five years. gecko: don't look at me. don't look at me. [ washer and dryer sounds ] for the things you can't wash, freshen them with febreze. ♪ ♪ because febreze doesn't just cover up odors... it penetrates deep into fabrics to eliminate odors and leaves a light fresh scent. just another way febreze helps you breathe ha
to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. he submitted his letter of resignation as senator effective friday. the governor of massachusetts will name an interim senator to fill kerry's seat until a special election in june. >>> a senate hearing today on the issue of gun violence. officials from the national rifle association are set to face off with advocates for weapon control, including astronaut mark kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> superstorm sandy, help is on the way across the northeast. the president has signed into law a $50 billion measure to allocate funding for the recovery effort. it took congress three months to give the bill the green light. >>> how did nick wallenda cross the road? on a wire about 250 feet suspended above it. here is the bird's-eye view. if that doesn't make you nauseous, taken from a camera hooked to his balancing pole. some 12,000 people came out to watch the death-defying stunt. no tether, no net, matt, savannah and al. pretty scary stuff. >> would he have had to have a camera on the other side of the pole to make t
politics, or maybe not? with only three days left as secretary of state, hillary clinton talks to cnn about her plans for the future and answers keep changing many. >>> and we'll speak to dan shaughnessy about new allegations of performance enhancing drug abuse in baseball. florida senator bill nelson. the two doctors behind the double arm transplant for a veteran. and the screen writer of "life of pi" will join us. "starting point" begins right now. >>> "stashti i"starting point," violent thunderstorms moving to the east. widespread damage in tennessee. one person is reported dead there, there are reports of a family tractor-trailer lies on its side. roofs ripped off homes. warnings in effect right now. let's get right to meteorologist indra peterson. >> good morning. right around 4:00 central time, the bulk. activity in the nashville area pushing off to the east. even through middle tennessee, we have tornado warnings in effect. however, it has become a lot more active in the last hour. now we're watching out toward kentucky, east of louisville. continue to have tornado warnings in effect
. >> kerry will replace hillary clinton which is stepping down. >> i am so looking forward to monday when i have no schedule, no office to go to, no responsibilities. >> reporter: clinton says she plans to concentrate on speaking and writing, working on behalf of girls and women and has no plans to run for any political office in the future. >>> in news of the world tonight in syria, relatives try to identify the bodies of 71 men and boys all of whom were executed in alepo. witnesses said the victims hands were bound and they were shot in the head at close range. one rebel commander said there may be more bodies in a near by river. each side the rebels and azad regime are blaming the other for the killings. >>> the head of the military had a dire warping. the general said egypt may collapse under the weight of the crisis and that would threaten future generations. egyptian experts say it's not clear which side the army is going to side with the elected president or the protesters if this unrest continues. >>> and in china a three story building collapsed into an expanding sink hole today. p
of state is saying good-bye to the job, it's hillary clinton's last day. so she would have a last day on the job and this would be her day before the last day. she had a chance to go to the council on foreign relations on what was billed as her farewell speech. >> tomorrow is my last day as secretary of state. and though it is hard to predict what any day in this job will bring, i know that tomorrow my heart will be very full. serving with the men and women of the state department and usaid has been a singular honor. >> hillary clinton hands over her office to former massachusetts senator john kerry who will undoubtedly be meeting all of these important people to whom she's been spending so much time in the last four years. john kerry's nomination to the post was, of course, confirmed on tuesday of this week. ot with. [ ding ] oh, that's helpful! well, our company does that, too. actually, we invented that. it's like a sauna in here. helping you save, even if it's not with us -- now, that's progressive! call or click today. no mas pantalones! then you're going to love this. right now
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in the footsteps of two women. secretaries of state hillary clinton and condoleezza rice. >> right now president obama is headed to minneapolis. his first trip out of washington to push for gun control laws. a picture of the president has people talking this morning. tracie potts has more. [ "hail to the chief" ] ♪ >> reporter: as president obama pitches a gun control plan more reaction to this white house photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david. critics say he's pandering to conservatives while pushing for a ban on assault weapons that seems to have no chance on capitol hill. universal background checks is gaining support. >> i think everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> reporter: mark kelly argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people like jared loughner, charged with shooting kelly's wife former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >> the case of the rejection at the gun store he could have easily gone to a gun show or private seller to get a gun. >> reporter: this super bowl ad accused the nra of making a complete turn
: under bill clinton. >> god bless america. >> bill: what a team coming up here. among other guests, we're going to be talking with joe courtney, good congressman from new york. igor volsky -- no? connecticut. what am i saying? don't tell him i said that. igor volsky from the center for american progress and think progress will be here as he is every tuesday. frank rich, great columnist for "new york" magazine will be here as well and yes the department of justice saying drones away! but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> other headlines making news on this tuesday the nfl and officials at the superdome in new orleans have officially ruled that beyoncÉ's high-powered halftime show had nothing to do with the super bowl power outage. some had speculated she used too much electricity in her performance but "usa today" reporting the halftime show was run completely on generator power, not stadium power. in fact, the stadium lights were turned off during that show so they were using even less energy in the stadium. the issue still being blamed on an energy surge from a substatio
16.5%, and over a 30 year average is closer to 19%, or 20%, and during the clinton administration, the last time we balanced the budget, it was 19%, so they are lower than they have ever been, which to some extent i have looked at as a stark statistic when people say we need to have taxes that are lower. we have already been operating at an historically low level and the burden on government is greater than it has ever been. people over 65, they will be about 20% in 1980, it was 10% or 12%. it is one of the reasons that is part of a balanced approach -- that as part of a balanced approach i have been in favor of raising revenue. it should come from a broader base, but to say we do not need higher rates is to some extent ignoring the table -- the data. i always try to come up with a balance, regional approach bringing in both sides. in terms of private sector experience, i never made a decision based on tax policy, so to some extent that is a myth often put forward by people that do not have private sector experience. i never made an investment or a hiring decision a stun tax polic
in the hearing. in 2000 an overwhelming majority of senators sent a letter to president clinton reaffirming our solidarity with israel. i was one of them who carried that letter around, i remember it well and senator hagel is one of just four who refused to sign that letter, and i'm sure he'll want to comment about that. in 2001 he was one of just two senators who voted against a bill extending harsh sanctions against iran, a year later he urged the bush administration to support iran's membership in the world trade organization. senator hagel voted against a resolution designating iran's revolutionary guard corps a group responsible for killing american soldiers in iraq and afghanistan as a terrorist organization. on multiple occasions he advocated for direct negotiations with iran, a regime that continues to repress its people, doggedly pursue a nuclear weapon capability and employee terrorist proxies including hamas, hezbollah threaten the security of israel and the region. senator hagel has been an outspoken supporter of the nuclear disarmament and the global zero movement. we're sensitive
. hillary clinton has now got a new website. there is not much to hillary clinton office.com. it's a great photo of the former first lady senator and secretary of state, and a button to contact her with a scheduling request, media inquiry or other. the site went up january 31st and was last edited on sunday. she has been coy about she plans to do come 2016 and all she said is right now she is going to catch up on sleep and focus on advocacy and philanthropy. president obama is going to speak about the automatic spending cuts that are set to kick in march 1st. it will delay the sequester and buy more time so congress can work out a $1 trillion, ten-year deal to reduce the deficit. speaker boehner encouraged bipartisan cooperation. >> this not about being in a hurry. this is about trying to get it right on behalf of the american people and those suffering under an immigration system that doesn't work for anybody. >> the house judiciary committee is holding a hearing this morning on immigration policy. we're back after the break. ♪ to me now? you know the kind of guys that
of the senators sent a letter to president clinton for reaffirming our solidarity with israel. i carried that their around. -- letter around. i remember it well. senator hagel is one of just four who refused to sign that letter. i am sure he will want to comment on that. in 2001, he was one of just two senators voting against the bill for extending harsh sanctions against iran. a year later, he urged president bush to support iran's membership in the world trade organization. senator hagel voted against a resolution designating iran's revolutionary guard corps, a group responsible for killing soldiers in iraq and afghanistan, as a terrorist organization. on multiple occasions, he has advocated for direct negotiations with iran, a regime that continues to oppress its people and doggedly pursue a nuclear weapon capability and employ terrorist proxies including hamas and hezbollah. senator hagel has been an outspoken supporter of nuclear disarmament and global zero movement. we are very sensitive to that. the president has said many times that he wants a nuclear- free world, and i know that
kerry's farewell to the senate. deval patrick appointed mo cowen as his replacement. hillary clinton has her last day tomorrow. you almost need a program to keep up with all of the new players around here. we'll tell you what is going on. but first today's current tv update. good morning, lisa. >> hey bill. chuck hagel is in for a grilling today. hagel has already met with at least 50 senators and given 112 pages of answers to their policy questions. hagel is faced with a strong campaign against him, attempting to paint him as an anti israel homophobic official. but he turned up the defensive. he said they have a very aggressive strategy moving forward, and thinks hague sell in a good place, but he will still face some tough questions today. after today's senators will still be able to submit their written questions, and they could vote on his nomination as early as next week. on the note of the president's staff picks, he has been widely criticized for choosing predominantly white males, but yesterday in an interview with univision, obama calls diversity of staf
, everybody. our team this morning, richard socarides is with us, former senior adviser to president clinton. abby huntsman and katherine rosman joins us. it's nice to have all of you with us this morning. we want to begin with a little business news. >> yes, let's mind your business with a market check. stocks on the verge of record highs right now. they're trading mixed this morning, futures are, but the s&p has more than doubled since early 2009. why? why are stocks near records if the economy is slowing a little bit? corporate profits are coming in. the fed has been stimulating this economy for years. investors are now coming back. the big thing to watch, tomorrow's monthly jobs report. it's expected to say the economy added 180,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.7%. >> and what's the number of jobs they need to -- >> 150. so if you're coming in at 180,000, getting closer to 200,000 every month, that would show an economy that's healing and that's something clearly everyone wants to see. >>> the new blackberry 10 is finally here. you can see dean over my shoulder. a co
following today's session in the house at 11:00 a.m. eastern this morning. secretary of state clinton officially steps down today. john kerry will be sworn in today. was confirmed by the senate and will be sworn in by justice sotomayor. live coverage starting at 2:30 eastern. remarks atclinton's an event yesterday at the council on foreign relations where she talked about the need for smart power diplomacy. afterwards she to questions about the future of the american political system. this is about an hour. >> please take your seats. good afternoon. on behalf of our members, i want to welcome to the council on foreign relations. i'm president of the cfr. we're an independent membership organization, a think tank, and the publisher dedicated to the foreign policy choices facing this country. we are continuing secretary of state week at the council. we were fortunate to hear from george shultz on tuesday night who was secretary of state for some six and half years under ronald reagan. we're honored to host hilary rodham clinton during the last 24 hours as president obama's first secreta
to now, mr. speaker, insert my -- that involve the former secretary of state, mrs. clinton, during a recent senate hearing. a senator who was examining secretary clinton suggested or implied that the administration may have misstated the nature of the benghazi attack which mrs. clinton responded, what difference at this point does it make? i submit, mr. speaker, that the survivors of the four americans who were murdered at that attack would welcome any information, any and all information surrounding that infamous invasion. the survivors are grieving, and any information that could illuminate in any way this tragic -- the tragedy that occurred in benghazi would welcome any and all information, it seems to me. yes, secretary clinton, at this pount it may well make a difference -- point it make well make a difference. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. mcgovern, for five minutes. mr. mcgovern: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes and
and magazines from '94 to 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department, proved that had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection of all, not just our schoolchildren, is what is needed and swift surround punishment of criminals who misuse guns and fixing our mental health system. >> lapierre has been arguing for gun rights for a very long time. and he was around for the first nationwide assault weapons ban, which expired eight years ago. we have tape, actually, back from the early 1990s of him and senator dianne feinstein, who introduced a proposal for a new ban on specific guns and large capacity magazines. listen and you will see how this gun debate hasn't actually change toad much after two decades. >> if you politicians would only stop talking about more taxes and more
cain and chuck hagel both supported the iraq war initially, as did people like john kerry and hillary clinton and joe biden and dianne feinstein and chuck schumer and 24 other democrats in the senate and all but one of the republicans in the senate all voted yes. and yeah, there were democrats who were against the war from the beginning. and that one republican, lincoln chaffee. but there were enough democrats who said yes and went along with it. that's part of the reason the war happened. the difference over time is that republican chuck hagel and most of the democrats who were wrong about iraq, they figured out that they were wrong and they turned against the war and ultimately they tried to end the war because it had been a mistake. we can say mistake in the technical sense here, right? the war was started to go get weapons of mass destruction from saddam and to stop saddam from helping al qaeda. well, saddam had no relationship with al qaeda that we were stopping. and saddam had no weapons of mass destruction. it was wrong. the war was factually wrong. right? we have learned that. this is
clinton. >> you have to ask questions to get answers. if you make statements in a congressional hearing you'll get statements filibustering back at you. lindsey graham said that the hagel nomination for secretary of defense would not make it on to the floor unless the armed services committee got testimony from leon panetta about benghazi. that looks to be in train and i think they will insist that that testimony take place before the committee itself votes on the hagel nomination. bill: just one more question here, very broadly speaking. we were just talking about the middle east. you could move south on that map and talk about the northern continent of africa. >> right. bill: what are we doing as a country to engage in either of these areas to make sure the problems of today do not get worse? >> we have no strategy. that's why i've been so concerned that the whole sweep from the atlanta coast of west africa, through the middle east, all the way over to pakistan is deteriorating from the proceed pebgt tiff the united states and its close allies. israel, arab countries in the region. th
, the irrepressible icon was 88 years old. the funeral is tomorrow. president clinton will be peeking. he will be missed. >> jamie: absolutely. all those years, he was terrific to cover. >> jamie: absolutely. we are taking a look at chicago, taking center stage in the debate over gun control as violence soars. we have a special guest, reverend jesse jackson is urging president obama to return to his hometown. reverend jackson will be live, telling us what he wants done in the windy city. >> eric: airlines are finding some new ways to lighten our wallets. man, oh, man, can you imagine the fees now. jamie will explain and tell us how we can avoid that. >> jamie: save moan, folks. i was in the ambulance and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. take control, talk to your doctor. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align
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